Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart, sporting a cast and out four-to-six weeks with a broken hand, spoke on Thursday about how his injury occurred.

 

Though Stuart left the first period of Tuesday's game, the injury actually dates back to last Thursday's 8-1 win over the Lightning. Stuart blocked a shot from the point, getting hit in the right hand.

 

Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart will miss 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his right hand, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday. Stuart suffered the injury in the first period of the team's 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres on Tuesday night. Chiarelli released the following statement:

 

"Mark sustained a fracture to the 4th metacarpal of his right hand (ring finger) and dislocated his 4th metacarpal phlangeal joint. He was evaluated by Dr. Matt Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is expected to miss approximately 4-6 weeks."

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins winger Marco Sturm, nearly traded to the Kings last week, remains unsure of what his future holds. Sturm agreed to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate the deal, but the trade fell through. The 32-year-old estimated that he is 10-14 days from being able to play in games as he comes back from a torn ACL and MCL, but not knowing where he'll be has been hard on him and his family. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart is out indefinitely with an injury suffered in the first period of Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres. Coach Claude Julien would not divulge further details of the injury, as Stuart was still meeting with doctors at the time. 

 

"He's going to be out indefinitely," Claude Julien said, "but I'm not going to tell you what it is exactly. He's seeing the doctors right now and we haven't gotten the final results."

 

Mike Milbury of NESN and NBC Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins and the NHL.

 

Tim Thomas called it a "weird game," as the Bruins defeated the Sabres, 3-2, in overtime on Tuesday.  



Mark Stuart played just four shifts in the first period of Tuesday night's win over the Sabres before suffering an "upper-body injury," according to Bruins coach Claude Julien. 

 

"He'll be evaluated and let you know [Wednesday]," Julien said. "We'll give you more [Wednesday] and he needs to be evaluated. We need to give you the right information."

 

Nathan Horton scored the tying goal with 6:21 left in the third period and Mark Recchi deflected Dennis Seidenberg's shot in for the game-winning power-play goal in overtime as the Bruins beat the Sabres, 3-2, Tuesday night at Boston Garden. It was the second matchup of U.S. Olympic goalies from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver as Tim Thomas got the better of Ryan Miller. Thomas turned away Derek Roy on the doorstep 40 seconds into overtime to keep the game tied. 

 

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday afternoon that the team had assigned Jordan Caron to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

In his first pro season, the forward made the Bruins roster out of training camp. The 20-year-old has appeared in 20 games for the B's, recording three goals and four assists. Caron was a healthy scratch for the last two games.

The Sayabec, Quebec native was selected by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The Maple Leafs claimed a 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins, Saturday night in Toronto. Clinching the shootout for the Leafs was former Bruin Phil Kessel, whose shot on Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas was caught between the pads of the netminder, whose momentum carried him into the goal. Michael Ryder's attempt at extending the shootout failed when his bid clanged off the left post.

 

Thomas excelled for most of the game -- making 38 saves -- dropped to 13-2-2 on the season.